fix articles 27107, kilusang dekada
Alliance Philippines Marked 37th Martial Law Declaration with a Forum (tags)
The 37th year of the declaration of martial law in the Philippines by the US-Marcos dictatorship was marked with a forum in Los Angeles and discussion meetings in San Francisco and New York. In Los Angeles, the AJLPP made a presentation at the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL) Forum on the Philippines on Friday, September 18. At their LA office at 137 Virgil St. Los Angeles, CA 9004. KMB leader and high school teacher Mark Ramos spoke on class struggle and liberation in the Philippines at a crowd of at least 70 persons. . Also in attendance were a group of Filipinos under the Ecumenical Fellowship For Justice and Peace (EFJP) based in California.
REJECT US PUPPETS AND HIRELINGS IN THE COMING PHILIPPINE ELECTIONS 2010 (tags)
United States intervention in the Philippines knows no bound. The Kilusang Dekada 70 (KD70) vehemently condemns the US Department of Defense and the Heritage Foundation think-tank for meddling in the coming presidential elections in the Philippines on May 2010. The United States by propping up the presidential ambitions of Arroyo’s heir apparent Philippine defense secretary Gilberto Teodoro and giving him the necessary propaganda mileage during his visit in Washington DC and other states, is making the notion that Teodoro is the US “anointed one”. Teodoro is deliberately toeing the US line against terrorism and profess loyalty to the “US War Against Terror in Asia.”
KD70 Statement on the Partial Writ for Roxas (tags)
For the Kilusang Dekada 70( KD70), the association of Filipino-American activists who are now residing in the United States,we firmly believe that the CA partial writ for Melissa Roxas is just a carbon copy of the some of the ruling of the high courts and other courts that upheld the concept of justice but contradicts the inequities of the ruling system. The recent The Court of Appeals decision on the partial granting of the petition for writ of amparo and habeas data filed by Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas only successfully highlights and exposes the contradictions in the bourgeois justice system in the Philippines.
Lest We Forget: The Martyrs of Martial Law in the Philippines (tags)
The Kilusang Dekada 70 (KD70) commemorates the 26th death anniversary and the assassination of Senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr on August 21, 1983. Aquino’s martyrdom gains special significance today, August 21 because of two reasons: First, the assassination was not solved though everybody knows who is the mastermind and second because of the rampant abuse of power and corruption under the present US-Arroyo administration. Senator Aquino even during the days before martial law opposed the abuse of power under the US-Marcos dictatorship regime that does not respect democratic rights and treats itself as above the law. His martyrdom gains special significance today as we fight the US- Arroyo regime with a track record of abusing power and dispensing public funds without any concern for accountability.
MABUHAY ANG ARAW NG PAGKATATAG NG KATIPUNAN! (tags)
Nagpupugay ang Kilusang Dekada 70, ang organisasyon ng mga aktibista sa Amerika sa araw ng pagkakatatag ng Katipunan, Hulyo 7, 1892- araw ng simula ng pambansang demokratikong rebolusyong ng lumang tipo 1896. Maalalang matapos ng ilang araw ng pagkakatatag ng repormistang La Liga Filipina ni Dr. Jose Rizal noong Hulyo 2 sa Maynila, dinakip ng mga awtoridad Espanol si Rizal at ipinatapon sa Dapitan, sa isla ng Mindanao. Dahil dito namatay ng kusa ang La Liga at ang pumalit na Liga De Compromisarios ni Mabini ay hindi na ring gumana. Sa halip na manahimik, si Andres Bonifacio, Deodato Arellano at Ladislao Diwa sila ay nagpasya na buuin ang Katipunan. Ang tatlong taong ito ay nagpasyang hindi na uubra ang mapayapang paraan at tanging armadong rebolusyon ang kinakailangan para mabago ang kaayusan at tapusin ang kolonyal na paghahari ng bayang Espana sa Pilipinas.
COMMODORE RAMON ALCARAZ, THE ADMIRAL WHO NEVER WAS (tags)
The Kilusang Dekada 70 ( KD70) composed of First Quarter Storm and martial law activists based in the United States pays tribute to Philippine Navy Commodore Ramon Alcaraz, a martial law and anti-Marcos activist. He died June 25 in Orange County, Southern California. Commodore Alcaraz is a World War II veteran and a survivor of Bataan. He belonged to PMA class 1940 and commanded the fleet of PT boats of the fledgling Philippine Commonwealth Navy that was placed under the command of USAFFE when the whole Commonwealth army as conscripted in 1941.
STOP HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN THE PHILIPPINES! (tags)
The Kilusang Dekada 70 (KD70 ) empathize with Mrs.Edith Burgos on her frustration over the promotion of fascist AFP officers implicated on her son’s disappearance Following the promotion of three military officers linked to the disappearance of her son, Jonas Mrs. Burgos exclaimed: “Dear Lord, when will all this injustice end?” In a statement, the Burgos family yesterday said it considered the promotion of Lieutenant Colonels Noel Clement, Melquiades Feliciano and Edison Caga to full colonel as a “reward,” which could only result in more enforced disappearances of activists.
Julius Fortuna, An FQS stalwart/ MDP Secretary General, Dies at 60 (tags)
The Kilusang Dekada 70 ( KD70) composed of First Quarter Storm and martial law activists based in the United States pays tribute to Julius Fortuna who passed away last Tuesday, June 23 in the Philippines. He succumbed on Tuesday morning to a massive heart attack at the Capitol Medical Center in Quezon City where he was rushed after complaining of difficulty in breathing. He would have turned 61 on July 30 this year. He was a member of the national council of the militant Kabataang Makabayan (KM) in the late ’60s and later served as secretary-general of the Movement for a Democratic Philippines, the coordinating body of radical groups that organized the massive demonstrations now collectively known as the First Quarter Storm of 1970.
On the 148th Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose Rizal: To Rebel is justified (tags)
“There are no tyrants if there are no slaves” We are one with the Filipino people in commemoration of the 148th birth anniversary of the great Filipino patriot, Dr. Jose P. Rizal. His birth anniversary is significant indeed in the turbulent times the nation is facing. Our situation hardly changed. This time, we are not under a colonial Spanish masters but under the tyranny of a local despot named Gloria-Macapagal Arroyo who serves at the pleasure of her US imperialist masters. Instead of the dreaded Spanish Guardia Civil, we have the obedient Armed Forces and the PNP that wrecked havoc on the people.
NEW GMA PARTY LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD: THE NEW KBL PARTY (tags)
“ The more it changes, the more it stays the same.” When Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo announced the merger of the LAKAS-CMD and the KAMPI (the party she organized for her self) as LAKAS-KAMPI-CMD, yesterday, May 28 in Manila Hotel- it reminded us when the dictator Ferdinand Marcos formed the Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL) in 1979 as the administration party during martial law.
Bakit Hindi Dapat Ipagdiwang ang Marso 22 bilang AFP Day? (tags)
Bakit hindi dapat ipagdiwang ang Marso 22 bilang araw ng hukbong sandatahan ng Pilipinas o ng AFP? Una, ang araw na ito ay kaarawan ni Heneral Emilio Aguinaldo, Itinalaga ng araw na ito na anibersaryo ng AFP para parangalan ang heneral ng Cavite. Ito ay simbolo ng partiarkalismo at eletismo para sa iisang tao. Ito rin ang nagaganap ngayon dahilang AFP ay sumusumpa lamang ng katapatan nito sa iisang tao-kay Presidente Gloria Arroyo na simbolo ng tiraniya at pangungurakot sa modernong panahon. Ikalawa, bagamat ito ay simbolo ng pagtatagumpay ng grupong Magdalo noong 1897, ang sumunod ay ang pagkatalo ng hukbong rebolusyonaryo sa mga Kastila sa Kabite at lahat ng dako. Ito ay nang matapos nilang paslangin si Andres Bonifacio. Pagkatapos nito sila ay nagpatapon sa Hongkong sa halagang P 100,000 piso. Ayon ito sa kasunduan sa Biak na Bato.
FQS 39th Anniversary, Jan 30-31, 1970 (tags)
We the activist from the Kilusang Dekada 70 (KD70) remembers that thirty-nine years ago, on January 30-31, 1970, from the night of January 30 to the early morning of January 31, 1970 fought the Philippine police and army forces who attacked the progressive forces in what is now known in history as the Battle of Mendiola. Four activist were killed and more than 150 were wounded by gunfire and at least 600 others were arrested and jailed in the Camp Crame. Manila became a virtual military camp but the activist were not cowed and the series of mass actions were launched now collectively known as the First Quarter Storm of 1970.
PALAYAIN ANG PALESTINA! (tags)
Mas malalaking ang kilos masa ang magaganap na ipinatawag ng ANSWER-LA sa Sabado, Enero 10 sa Wislhire Westwood.Los Angeles sa harapan ng Federal building sa may 11000 Veteran and Wilshire sa ganap na 12:00 ng tanghali Kasabay ito ng malaking martsa-rali sa Washington DC sa Sabado, Enero 10. Dahil dito, nanawagan ang Kilusang Dekada 70 sa mga aktibistang Pilipino na sumama sa martsa-rali at lumahok para ipakita ang gating pakikipagkaisa sa mga mamamayang Palestino.
PALAYAIN ANG PALESTINA! (tags)
Ikinararangal ang Kilusang Dekada 70 (DK70) at ng Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) ang magigiting na nagprotesta kagabi Enero 6 ng libu-libong demonstrador sa harap ng konsulada ng Israel sa Wilshire Blvd. Buong tapang silang lumabas upang suportahan at ipakita ang kanilang pakikipaghkaisa sa mga Palestino na ngayonm ay inaatake ng Israel sa bayan ng Gaza. Isinigaw nila ang kanilang paninindigan na itigil ang atake sa Gaza at PALAYAIN ANG PALESTINA!
ACTIVIST CONTINUE PROTESTS THROUGHOUT CHRISTMAS (tags)
Activists here continue their unrelenting advocacy in support of various causes and in protest of other issues even as the community savors Christmas and the advent of a new year. The Filipino Veterans Support Bill, or SB 3689, remains as the foremost concern of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV). Despite failing energy, living FilVets stay active on the road, making their presence felt in mass actions and community gatherings, and taking the opportunity to speak their minds. On December 8, JFAV announced the formation of a partner organization, the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (Aware) at a meeting held at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) here. In San Francisco, FilVets Gomer Bondad and Reggie Nacua, with activists Ago Pedalizo and Violy Reyes, discussed the seemingly unresolved impasse on the lump sum clause of SB 36879, now pending in the US Congress, at a community meeting held at the ABS-CBN studio in Redwood City last December 10
KD70 SUPPPRTS ECHANIS PETITION (tags)
The Kilusang Dekada 70 (KD70) based in the United States supports Randal Echanis motion in the the Supreme Court to dismiss the murder case filed against him in Leyte. The activist group composed of the veterans from the Firtst Quarter Storm (FQS) of the 1970’s supports the 50-page petition for certiorari of Randall Echanis, deputy secretary general for external affairs of the progressive peasant organization Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (Peasant Movement of the Philippines, KMP) that asked the high court to order his unconditional release to any humanitarian or religious institution.
FREE RANDALL ECHANIS AND ALL POLITICAL DETAINEES! (tags)
The recent charades, so called arrest and hospital detention and then the eventual release of Jocjoc Bolante after he was deported back to Manila by US immigration authorities truly reflects the ills of a justice system under rule of the puppet US-Arroyo regime in the Philippines. The Kilusang Dekada 70 vehemently condemns the recent travesty of justice. We ask- why is it so easy for this government play charades and masquaredes in the Congress and in the courts than to listen to the cries for justice coming from victims of enforced disappearance, torture and unjust imprisonme
FREE RANDALL ECHANIS! (tags)
he executive clemency granted by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to Claudio Teehankee Jr.and other high profile criminals reflects the ills of a justice system under the semicolonial and semifeudal rule of the puppet US-Arroyo regime. We in the Kilusang Dekada 70 asks: how can this government release a man who brutally killed two young people while it continues to detain more than 200 political prisoners on trumped-up charges? Why is it so easy for this government to show mercy to a convicted murderers than to listen to the cries for justice coming from victims of enforced disappearance, torture and unjust imprisonment?
FIGHT THE SECOND JAPANESE INVASION OF THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
The Filipino Community and all concerned Filipino Americans in the United States vehemently condemn the Senate's railroading of the ratification of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) on Wednesday night. October 8th.. Pro-Japan collaborators also known as the modern MAKAPILIS, the sixteen senators led by JPEPA's sponsors Senators Miriam Santiago and Mar Roxas (whose grandfather was a Japanese and an American puppet) have compromised the country's national patrimony and sovereignty by approving a patently one-sided, anti-Filipino economic treaty.
OPPOSE JANP-RP TREATY (JPEPA), STRUGGLE AGAINST JAPANESE IMPERIALISM (tags)
The Filipino Community and all concerned Filipino Americans in the United States vehemently condemn the Senate's railroading of the ratification of the Japan-Philippines Economic Partnership Agreement (JPEPA) on Wednesday night. October 8th.. Pro-Japan collaborators also known as the modern MAKAPILIS, the sixteen senators led by JPEPA's sponsors Senators Miriam Santiago and Mar Roxas (whose grandfather was a Japanese and an American puppet) have compromised the country's national patrimony and sovereignty by approving a patently one-sided, anti-Filipino economic treaty. This is a reminiscence of how the Philippine Senate in 1972 passed the RP-Japan Treaty of Amity that opened the Philippines to the exploitation and oppression of the Japanese Imperialists.
BULGAR ANG TUNAY NA SONA: LANSAGIN ANG PASISTANG PAGHAHARI NG REHIMENG US- GMA (tags)
Katulad ng dati, walang pinag-iba ang State of the Nation Address o SONA ni Gloria Mcapagal-Arroyo sa iba pang sona na kanyang tinalumpati sa kanyang bihag na Kongreso. Nagsimula sa “bangkang papel” noong 2001 nagwakas ito sa barkong lumubog na MV Princess ng Sulpico Lines nitong 2008, katulad ng kinasadlakan ng kawawang kalagayan ng bansang Pilipinas: lubog sa utang sa ibang bansa, lubog sa karalitaan, lubog sa pagdarahop, lubog sa pamimighati dahil sa pasistang karahasan ngunit patuloy na lumalaban ang masang Pilipino. Walang malilinlang na malawak sa masa ang palalong si GMA. Sa labas ng Kongreso, nagrali ang galit na mga mamamayan. Sa iba’t ibang parte ng bansa, damang dama ang galit ng pagtutol. Bakit nga ba makikinig ang bayan sa paglulubid ng mga kasinungalingan?